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English translation below of the text shown on the centre section of the above German road map published by Shell in Nazi Germany after Hitler came to power in January 1933. Shell boasted about its contribution to the German economy stretching back to 1924. We assume the map provided directions to the Polish border. In […]

Letting Shell drill in Arctic could lead to catastrophic oil spill, experts warn

Letting Shell drill in Arctic could lead to catastrophic oil spill, experts warn Unforgiving conditions in the Arctic’s icy waters not only make the chances of a spill likely, the complete lack of infrastructure in place to deal with a potential disaster means the consequences of the move could be calamitous, environmental activists and experts […]

Pieter Schelte, the ship cursed with a Nazi name

AN OPEN LETTER TO MR EDWARD HEEREMA, FOUNDER AND SOLE OWNER OF ALLSEAS I am sure you are aware of the aggressive email I received at an early stage in my contact with Allseas. Your PR Manager Mr. Jeroen Hagelstein, informed me that Allseas reputation and integrity are extremely important. The last paragraph of his email amounted […]

SS Pieter Schelte: The huge ship cursed with a Nazi name

By John Donovan The Observer newspaper, the Mail Online  and the Dutch Financial Times, plus a variety of other news outlets, all published articles over the weekend covering The Pieter Schelte Nazi Ship Controversy.  SOME OF THE HEADLINES Jewish outrage as ship named after SS war criminal arrives in Europe: The Observer/Guardian Named after SS […]

Lloyd’s Register PR Fanfair Saluting Nazi named mega-ship The Pieter Schelte


Detoxifying Shell’s online image: Possible or Impossible? 

By John Donovan  Royal Dutch Shell has appointed Possible as its global digital agency, starting with corporate brand work. Seems a safe assumption that one important aspect will be an attempt to detoxify the reputation of Shell, which has recently agreed to pay huge settlements of litigation arising from environmental pollution in Nigeria and the […]

My campaign Against the Huge Nazi Ship: The Pieter Schelte

By John Donovan Printed below is an article published today by The Jerusalem Post about my campaign to persuade Mr Edward Heerema to change the name of the latest edition to his Allseas fleet, The Pieter Schelte. It has just arrived in Rotterdam for some final equipment installation and will be bound for the North Sea in four […]

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden audience with corrupt despot, the Sultan of Brunei

By John Donovan Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive Ben van Beurden had “an audience” on Tuesday with the head of the corrupt, seedy Brunei Royal Family, the Sultan of Brunei, who once accepted a $500,000 wedding gift (bribe) from Royal Dutch Shell. In April he went ahead, despite international opposition, with his plans to introduce […]

Pending Vacancy for Company Secretary of Royal Dutch Shell Plc?


Shell CEO on global turmoil’s impact

Screenshots from a Fox Business video of an interview with Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden on 4 Sept 2014 shows the uncertainty that surrounds Shell. Mr van Beurden bluntly made it clear at the May 2014 Shell AGM that Shell’s priority is what is in the economic interests of Shell shareholders, not geopolitical […]

Impact on Royal Dutch Shell from Putin’s Missile

The whole geopolitical situation has now become even more precarious following the deliberate shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17. If that was not bad enough, it transpires that over 170 of the people on board the ill-fated flight were Dutch and three of the passengers were Shell employees. What will Ben van Beurden do if it is […]

Film of Royal Dutch Shell founder Sir Henri Deterding giving a Nazi salute

Video clip from a PBS TV Documentary adapted from Daniel Yergin’s book “The PRIZE: Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power. Published in 1992 by FREE PRESS ISBN 0-671-79932-0 The Prize (Part 2 of 8) – “Empires of Oil” Covers the story of Royal Dutch Shell. Includes, at just over 49 mins, film of Royal […]

Royal Dutch Shell shameful record of appeasement

By John Donovan For nearly a hundred years the Royal Dutch Shell Group has appeased and collaborated with evil regimes including Nazi Germany, Nigeria, Brunei, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iran, Iraq under Saddam Hussein, Apartheid South Africa and with Putin of Russia, despite his annexation of Sakhalin2 and Crimea. Anything to earn a buck irrespective of ethics, […]

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden Bows to Putin

Shell’s Ben van Beurden bows to Putin: Good Friday, 18 April 2014 For over a 100 years, Shell has been driven by unscrupulous greed as its sole motivator. Shell funded Hitler and the Nazis party and has subsequently done business with a string of evil regimes, including General Sani Abacha, Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein and the […]

Putin, Ukraine and Royal Dutch Shell

Sir Henri was fanatically anti-Soviet as a result of the confiscation of Shell oil fields in Russia. Might be best if Ben does not mention this past history to his new chum, Vlad the Bad, who is rather keen to restore the Soviet empire. “Had Putin asked ‘and now you kiss my ass’, I am sure van Beurden […]

Little known key role of Michiel Brandjes in Shell reserves scandal

However, unbeknown to Van de Vijver, Michiel Brandjes (right), who was alarmed by the findings of the report, sent a copy to a New York law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore. This meant that events were no longer in the control of Shell. Instead, Shell’s most sensitive issue since its close association with Adolf Hitler […]

Royal Dutch Shell leadership: Bring back Sir Henri Deterding

If only it was possible to resurrect Sir Henri Deterding at his best, the extraordinary Dutchman who built the Royal Dutch Shell Group. In his first couple of decades at Shell he was a brilliant decisive leader brimming with ambition, ideas and incredible determination. He would have acted to exploit BP’s self-inflicted misfortunes, whereas Van […]

You cannot escape history: Royal Dutch Shell and Allseas

INTRODUCTION BY JOHN DONOVAN: Royal Dutch Shell Plc (Company Secretary Michiel Brandjes) and Allseas were given advance sight of the article below on Tuesday and notified of my intention to publish today. They were offered the opportunity to point out any factual inaccuracies plus an invitation to supply comment for publication on an unedited basis […]

Is Shell STILL anti-Semitic?

“So is Shell STILL anti-Semitic, or is it simply because doing business with Israel would upset the rulers of Saudi Arabia, yet another tyrannical regime in bed with Shell? One Country swims in oil. The other doesn’t. Perhaps that has something to do with it?” By John Donovan In March 2011 we published an article […]

Deterding orders-Hitler acts

News reports from long ago are emerging on the Internet as newspapers create digital searchable online archives. This is a disastrous development for  companies such as Royal Dutch Shell that have been around for a long time and have a toxic history to hide. By John Donovan News reports from long ago are emerging on […]

Shell and the Dutch fascists: A study in black

We have to keep in mind that it was not only Sir Henri Deterding who was a keen supporter of the Nazi’s. In the 1930’s there were other Shell directors such as J.E.F. de Kok and *Wim Rost van Tonningen who were also keen supporters of Hitler and his henchmen. Guest Author: Ton Biesemaat (Dutch […]

The Neptune Strategy: Shell Propped up Apartheid in South Africa

By John Donovan In 1987, Shell Oil Co implemented a secret 265 page plan devised by a Washington based firm, Pagan International. The devious plan was designed to undermine support for critics of Shell’s policy of propping up the despised racist apartheid regime in South Africa, just as Shell and its Nazi leader, Sir Henri […]

Editorial Integrity of “A History of Royal Dutch Shell”

“In fact all three Shell members of the editorial committee, Watts, Van der Veer and Munsiff, had form in the culture of corporate cover-up and were therefore ideal from the standpoint of Shell to have editorial influence over inclusion (or non-inclusion) of the dark side of Shell’s history and how that information was treated (spun?)“ […]

Allegations made against Allseas Group

“Any implication that Allseas is any way involved in, or supported by, a political agenda – including any reference to conspiracy, criminality and non-transparent business relationships – is completely unfounded and refuted in the strongest possible terms.” By John Donovan I was recently approached by a party who made serious allegations against the Swiss-based Allseas […]

Shell Shock – The Secrets and Spin of an Oil Giant

FROM OUR ARCHIVES… Shell Shock – The Secrets and Spin of an Oil Giant: “The financial wires and reporting services went into meltdown. In banks, boardrooms, newsrooms, bourses, investment offices and oil ministries across the world, there was incredulity and disbelief. Careful, ultra-conservative, Calvinist Royal Dutch/Shell caught by its own admission massaging the numbers? And […]

Gripe Sites

By John Donovan The article printed below is from our archives. It is about gripe web sites such as this one and contains a warning by Guy Martin, of the law firm Carter-Ruck concerning “potentially disastrous legal consequences for making untrue allegations which are defamatory of companies or individuals…”  It is therefore a testimony to […]

Evidence File

EVIDENCE FILE Litigation Against Shell New York Times: “Shell Oil Shareholders Awarded $110 Million”13 December 1990New York Times: “Shell Settles Dumping Suit for $3 Million”: 9 February 1995 New York Times: “New Settlement In Plumbing Suit”: 9 November 1995 New York Times: “SHELL SETTLES ROYALTIES CASE FOR $33.5 MILLION”: 21 March 2002 Mail On Sunday: […]

When will Royal Dutch Shell apologize to the Jews?

The Sun newspaper published an article horrifically confirming, following a DNA test, that a lampshade bought at a New Orleans car boot sale is made from human skin. A gruesome relic from Nazi crimes against humanity in the 2nd World War. As the main financier of the Nazis, does Royal Dutch Shell bear any moral […]

Shell accused of price fixing cartel, again

Hearing on Shell plea set Jan. 17 Philippine Daily Inquirer: Monday, January 9th, 2012 The Court of Appeals has calendared for hearing a pending petition of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. questioning a Manila regional trial court’s resolution that ordered the Big Three oil companies to open their books of account to government audit amid allegations […]

Integrity of Wikipedia corporate articles corrupted by editing scandal

On 12th October 2010, I published an article containing the warning: “…it is only a matter of time before the culture of subterfuge and deception at Wikipedia results in a scandal.” My prediction has come to pass… By John Donovan Jimmy Wales is to be congratulated on being the joint founder of Wikipedia and for […]

Tainted history of the iconic Shell scallop logo

The iconic corporate logo used by Shell and the Nazis By John Donovan In 1904, the scallop shell or pecten replaced Shell Transport’s first marketing logo. In various forms it has remained in use ever since, becoming one of the best known corporate symbols in the world. The above information is taken from the: “The […]


By John Donovan The oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has a long history as a participant in what the Guardian has aptly described as “the murky world of corporate tax avoidance.” In February 2009, the Guardian newspaper published an article under the headline: “Offshore – and out of reach to the Revenue“ Extracts The Anglo-Dutch […]

Sir Henri Deterding of Shell donated millions of dollars in food to Nazi Germany

Photograph shows Swastika flag flying at the head office of Royal Dutch Petroleum, 30 Carel van Bylandtlaan , The Hague, (From Image Database Hague Municipal) By John Donovan Printed below is a rough translation of an article in a Dutch newspaper published on 28 December 1936 reporting a donation to Germany by Sir Henri Deterding […]

Why is Shell still present and operating in Syria?

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. By John Donovan EXTRACT FROM EMAIL WE RECEIVED ON 14 August 2011 In light of US demands on the international community that the EU and others break their ties with Syria, you may wish to investigate why Shell is still present and operating as usual in Syria. Unlike most foreign investors […]

Royal Dutch Shell founder Deterding backed Nazi Stormtroopers

EXTRACT: “Shell was in a business partnership in Germany with the Nazi run company I.G. Farben, which manufactured and supplied the Zyklon-B gas to exterminate millions of people in the Holocaust. Under the circumstances, it can fairly be said that Deterding/Royal Dutch Shell contributed towards the gas bill.” By John Donovan The Sturmabteilung (SA) Stormtroopers, […]

Adolf Hitler thanks Sir Henri Deterding for donation of a million reichs-marks

By John Donovan On 28 April 1945, Lieutenant-Colonel Werner Baumbach (right), “General of the Bombers” – the top post in German bomber command, arrived at a country house located at Krakow, near Güstrow in Mecklenburg, for a meeting with Heinrich Himmler, Reichsführer of the SS. As overseer of the concentration camps and extermination camps, Himmler […]

Royal Dutch Shell financed Hitler

By John Donovan Today we publish further confirmation of Shell’s financing of Hitler and the Nazi Party. Extract from a review of “Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order” by F. WILLIAM ENGDAHL “Later, the consequences from Baron Kurt von Schroeder’s January 4, 1932 meeting would have to be faced after he, Heinrich von […]

Pirates of the Intranet

Working in internal communications is hard enough – but it just got tougher with the arrival of pirate sites that can sink your company intranet. Marc Wright offers some useful tips to ward off the invasions. by Marc Wright Internal communications is facing its greatest threat ever. The rise of low-cost websites created by employees […]

‘YOU CAN BE SURE OF SHELL’: The biggest confidence trick in history

By John Donovan Many people fondly remember the advertising slogan… “You can be Sure of Shell” The legendary crooner, Bing Crosby, sung the praises of Shell in the 1950’s. MICHAEL HOLIDAY VERSION httpv:// Our research indicates that the slogan “YOU CAN BE SURE OF SHELL”… was first used in Great Britain by Shell in 1937 […]

Collusion between Shell and HSE in Brent Bravo cover-up

One of the examples of collusion between Shell and HSE was that HSE were aware that the Press Releases by Shell were false.  From the feedback from the CPS investigation they confirmed that the CEO of the HSE was aware that the statements made by Shell in the Press Releases in 2006 were totally false […]

Is Royal Dutch Shell STILL anti-Semitic?

By John Donovan We have received interesting email following our posting of the threats made against us by Royal Dutch Shell Plc . The threats related to our publication of relevant pages from “A History of Royal Dutch Shell”, focused on the Nazi past of the oil giant. The question of our continued mortality was […]

Sir Henri Deterding and Adolf Hitler: Flirtation with disaster

EXTRACT FROM AN ARTICLE BY CHRISTIAN STADLER PUBLISHED TODAY BY FORTUNE 5 ways to keep your company alive March 7, 2011 In the years before World War II, Shell was very much a one-man-band led by Sir Henri Deterding. Under Deterding’s firm control, the group prospered but also flirted with disaster as he saw Adolf […]

Royal Dutch Shell four day meeting directly with Hitler

By John Donovan (last updated 24 Sept 2012) This posting provides a clarification to my recent article “Will Shell block Internet publication of its Nazi past?”. It is in relation to the following paragraph. Information in Shell’s own authorised history of the company confirms that Shell pumped funds into the Nazi in a variety of […]

Will Shell block Internet publication of its Nazi past?

Will Royal Dutch Shell carry out threat to block Internet publication of its connection with Hitler and the Nazis? By John Donovan I have printed below my recent email correspondence with Mr. Michiel Brandjes, the Company Secretary and General Counsel Corporate of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. As can be seen, it relates to Royal Dutch […]

Hacked off

EMAIL RECEIVED THIS MORNING: You have obviously been hacked, there are pics of Hitler and the swastika as your page heading… Extract ends Surprising origins of the swastika read more

Evidence of Shell’s Nazi past from Shell’s paid historians

Photograph shows Swastika flag flying at the head office of Royal Dutch Petroleum, 30 Carel van Bylandtlaan , The Hague, during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands in World War II (From Image Database Hague Municipal) By John Donovan In a matter of days we will publish on the Internet all of the pages from […]

Shell dealing with the devil in Libya

By John Donovan We have in recent years published a number of articles drawing attention to Shell getting into bed with the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, who was presented as being a reformed character, despite his notorious track record as the principal financier of international terrorism. Gaddafi financed the Black September Movement, which carried out […]

Shell, Cosan and Slavery

POSTING BY AN OUTSPOKEN FORMER EMPLOYEE OF SHELL OIL USA John, I recently read about Royal Dutch Shell and Cosan forming a jointly owned corporation to produce ethanol in Brazil. We all know how Shell treats the Nigerians, and how they have treated the Brazilians from previous revelations about their ‘drins’ production facilities. Now RD […]

Royal Dutch Shell homepage with Nazi symbols?

EMAIL RECEIVED TODAY FROM A GERMAN SOURCE Subject: Your homepage with Nazi symbols. Dear Sir I opened this link today and noticed some very strange parts. It looks like, that somebody “hacked” your homepage REPLY FROM JOHN DONOVAN Thanks for your email. If you are under the impression that the website is owned and […]

Is Royal Dutch Shell a racist company?

From an outspoken former employee of Shell Oil USA The association between Dutch companies and West Africa is centuries old. It began in earnest with the slave trade. Dutch companies were the first and largest of the slave traders. Of course, the justification of the concept of slavery was based on Biblical interpretations of the […]